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Post  Doug Rodgers on Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:27 pm

I,VE JUST READ THE OBITUARY OF MAJ DICK STEVENS MC.HE WAS THE OC B COY ON THAT OPERATION.QUITE A CHARACTER.IT WAS A COUPLE OF YEARS BEFORE MY TIME.YOU CAN READ ABOUT HIM IN THE TELEGRAPH OBITUARIES,ON LINE.DAVE GIBBENS IS THE ONLY LIVING PERSON IKNOW WHO WAS ON THAT OP.

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Post  DaveH on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:43 pm

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You will know a lot more Suez vets than Gibby that are still alive the 3 para group El-Gamil 56 group as about 140 members and contact with another 60 + all alive and kicking, Shocked to name a few you know : BONNER. JOE GROUT. DAN F0KARD. JOE DE HOOP.DAVE McCARROL. D.ON HAYWARD CHARLIE KNOX E HUGHES. SANDY CAVANAGH.
Type in small wars go to ELGAMIL 56
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Post  Doug Rodgers on Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:11 am

you,re right Dave,I need to exercise my brain more.Was,nt Sandy Cavanagh the MO.I believe he wrote a book on it.I have a photo of him with Richard Dawnney,and another officer on Amman Airfield in 58

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Post  DaveH on Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:43 am

Yes Sandy was still MO long after.
You going to Blackpool?
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Post  dave clarke on Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:59 pm

Doug, Yep my father Brain 'Nobby' Clarke was also on this operation - unfortunately no longer with us, passed away July 2012. Have some great pictures from the Suez op and will post shortly, when scanned. Can't believe how young some of the soldiers were.

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